Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's Too Darn Hot!

If you live somewhere in the continental US, chances are if you aren't already in the middle of a blistering heat wave, you will be soon. Now I live in a very climate controlled apartment and venture out only to walk the dog, but I remember the not so distant past where my kitchen was the only room in the apartment without air-conditioning.

But really, this heat is bringing back memories from the slightly more distant past. One summer when I was home from college, my parents were out of town and I was home alone during an excruciatingly hot couple of days. The only room of the house that had air-conditioning was my bedroom and practically camped out there with the better part of the Thin Man series. On tape. This was before DVD players. I ventured out only for the bathroom and food. And food was a serious hardship. This was also before microwaves (okay, fine, there were microwaves, just not at my parents house.) I'm relatively certain I ate (I have very fond memories of barricading myself in and I rarely have fond memories when I'm hungry) but I have no idea how I managed it.

If you are currently asking yourself how you're going to manage it, I strongly suggest you find at least the first two movies in the Thin Man series, pour yourself a martini or six and check out one of my no heat needed or minimal heat needed recipes below.


Clockwise from top left:
Crab and Avocado Salad

Turkey Sandwich with Hummus
Cucumber Avocado Soup


L to R
Row 1:
Tortellini Salad
Welsh Rabbit
Asparagus Bread Salad
Row 2:
Scallop Pasta
Vegetarian Monte Cristo
Shrimp with White Beans
Row 3:
Spinach with Rotini, Beans and Asiago Cheese
Shrimp with Orzo
Clam Pasta
Row 4:
Greek Pasta Salad
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pasta
Fig Jam Sandwiches
Row 5:
BLT with Avocado
Lemony Broccoli and Chickpea Pasta
Chickpea Pasta


JMLC said...

It is crazy hot. I, however, associate the Thin Man movies with winter as that is when I watched them with my mother, at 2am on PBS during school vacation week. Either way, bound to cool you down!

PLW said...

GREAT idea for a post!!


Related Posts with Thumbnails